VIBING OUT WITH VALID POINT
Valid Point wants to make more music that the fans can vibe out to and we vibe with that!
How are you living your best life right now? I get to wake up everyday and make music for a living! My goal has always been to be a full time musician, and I am finally doing it. I also love living in Nashville because of the connections you get to make with people. There are so many talented people here and it's amazing meeting them.
How did you come up with the name Valid Point? I was in my buddys car when we were 16 years old. We always wanted to start a band but we could never get enough musicians (we lived in Raleigh, NC at the time). I do not remember the conversation at the time, but he said valid point, and I was like dude that would be a good band name. He agreed. A couple years later, I decided to venture off into putting music out myself (with my brother's help) and we decided on the name Valid Point. I remember saying we should put a period after "point" to be different, like how The Weeknd doesn't have an "E" lol. The other names that were on the table were Suspect and Dork hahaha. Suspect would have been terrible considering people say sus all the time now.
What is it like to work with family? My brother was the biggest push for me to put music out. He was going through my computer and found a bunch of unreleased songs and was like you need to put these out. I remember burning the cds so we could hock them at Warped Tour. I like working with my brother since we have drawn up what our roles are. He handles the artwork and business stuff while I make music. We have a good relationship, so if one of us is being a douche, it is not uncomfortable for us to call each other out.
Where are you both currently living? I live in Nashville and Jonah lives in San Diego. How did you become inspired to make music together? Early on, Jonah used to help me with lyrics but now he handles the artwork and business while I make the music. I send him everything and he'll give me critiques (basically it has to pass the vibe check). How did you approach new music vs. songs past? Honestly, songs in the past were written out of tough times in our lives. We addressed taking drugs and alcohol abuse and how empty those things are. It is hard making dark music when you aren't in that same head space anymore. I try to stay away from it now, but the sad hip hop stuff is some of my most popular music. Sometimes I feel like I am up against a wall with that, but I still make more poppy songs. I don't write anything down anymore when I record songs. People send me beats or I will make something and just stand in front of a microphone and record melodies. After that, I put it on a loop and find words that fit in. Sometimes doing it this way feels like you are building Frankenstein. Ultimately, I want to make music that people can relate to and feel like no matter what is going on in life, you're ok. You don't have to feel alone because you aren't. You just don't recognize that you aren't. I remember listening to Blink 182 over and over again and feeling connected. I want to make music that people can connect to.
Describe your upcoming music? My upcoming music has a good mix of pop, pop punk, and sad hip hop. I grew up on pop punk and have always wanted to fuse hip hop and pop punk. I am starting to see more and more artists do this, which is awesome! My goal is to make music that people connect with and can roll the windows down while they're driving and just vibe out.
Where can fans stream and support you? Everywhere that you can stream from! Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc Leave us with a sneak peek of what to expect from you for the rest of this year? I will always deliver the pop/pop punk/sad hip hop, but you can't live in Nashville without some country music rubbing off on you. So who knows what is next! Social media and all links! Thank you!! https://linktr.ee/Validpointmusic